1936 – 2013
Thompson – In loving memory of George Leon Landry, 77, of Terrace Dr., a devoted husband, father, and adored grandfather, passed away Sunday afternoon, September 22, 2013, peacefully at home after a courageous bout with lung cancer. He is the loving husband of more than 56 years of Grace (Harrington) Landry. Born and baptized in Lowell, MA, he was the son of the late George H. and Jeannette (Lanseigne) Landry.
At the age of nineteen, George completed his engineering degree at Lowell Technology Institute, and later received an MBA from the University of Rhode Island.
After being commissioned by way of the Officers Candidate program at Newport, RI, George reported for duty to Norfolk, VA as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. His service included tours of duty aboard the flagship USS Mount McKinley in the Mediterranean and the Eastern Atlantic. After completing his service as a Lieutenant J. G.
George and Grace settled with their young family in Thompson, CT where George applied his engineering education and naval background to a career in textiles. He served as Assistant Plant Manager at Belding Heminway and took a career position with J.P. Stevens & Company in the U.S. and Canada
George is survived by his wife Grace (Harrington) Landry; his children David Landry and his wife Maureen of Putnam, Martina Rutkovsky and her husband Michael of Brookfield, VT, John Landry and his wife Joan of Downers Grove, IL, and Matthew Landry of North Kingston, RI; his adoring grandchildren Bridget, Caitlin, Sean, Meghan, and John Thomas; George also leaves many cherished sister in laws and brother in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 11 am in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101-9908. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes of Putnam and N. Grosvenordale. For memorial guestbook visitwww.GilmanAndValade.com